Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-First Century

Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Natalie Pollard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198852605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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This is a book about contemporary literary and artistic entanglements: word and image, media and materiality, inscription and illustration. It proposes a vulnerable, fugitive mode of reading poetry, which defies disciplinary categorisations, embracing the open-endedness and provisionality of forms. This manifests itself interactively in the six case studies, which have been chosen for their distinctness and diversity across the long twentieth century: the book begins with the early twentieth-century work of writer and artist Djuna Barnes, exploring her re-animation of sculptural and dramatic sources. It then turns to the late modernist artist and poet David Jones considering his use of the graphic and plastic arts in The Anathemata, and next, to the underappreciated mid-century poet F.T. Prince, whose work uncannily re-activates Michelangelo's poetry and sculpture. The second half of the book explores the collaborations of the canonical poet Ted Hughes with the publisher and artist Leonard Baskin during the 1970s; the innovative late twentieth-century poetry of Denise Riley who uses page space and embodied sound as a form of address; and, finally, the contemporary poet Paul Muldoon who has collaborated with photographers and artists, as well as ventriloquising nonhuman phenomena. The resulting unique study offers contemporary writers and readers a new understanding of literary, artistic, and nonhuman practices and shows the cultural importance of engaging with their messy co-dependencies. The book challenges critical methodologies that make a sharp division between the textual work and the extra-literary, and raises urgent questions about the status and autonomy of art and its social role.

The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

Author: David Perlmutter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103746

Category: Reference

Page: 802

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This volume highlights North American animated television series broadcast between 1948 and 2016, providing credits for their original broadcast period and significant members of the cast and crew, as well as short descriptive and critical analyses.

SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs

SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs

Author: Gabriella DeGennaro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593096277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Everyone's favorite sponge is making a splash with a Mad Libs so ADJECTIVE it'll even have Squidward saying, "I'm ready!" Grab your spatula, bubble wand, and jellyfishing net because you're diving into Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs! With 21 hilarious fill-in-the-blank stories, not even Plankton can ruin the fun.

Nickelodeon Nation

Nickelodeon Nation

Author: Heather Hendershot

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814736517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Nickelodeon is the highest rated daytime channel in the country, and its cultural influence has grown at an astounding pace. Why are Nickelodeon shows so popular? How are they developed and marketed? And where do they fit in the economic picture of the children's media industry? Nickelodeon Nation, the first major study of the only TV channel just for children, investigates these questions. Intended for a wide range of readers and illustrated thorughout, the essays in Nickelodeon Nation are grouped into four sections: economics and marketing; the production process; programs and politics; and viewers. The contributors—who include a former employee in Nick's animation department, an investigative journalist, a developmental pyschologist who helped develop Blue's Clues, and television and cultural studies scholors—show how Nickelodeon succeeds, in large part, by simultaneously satisfying both children and adults. For kids, Nick offers gross-out jokes and no-holds-barred goofiness, while for adults it offers a violence-free world, ethnic and racial diversity, and gender parity. Nick gives kids the fun they want by gently violating adult ideas of propriety, and satisfies adults by conforming to their vision of "quality" children's programming. Nickelodeon Nation shows how, in only twenty years, Nickelodeon has transformed itself from the "green vegetable network"—distasteful for kids but "good for them," according to parents—into a super-cool network with some of the most successful shows on the air. This ground-breaking collection fills a major gap in our understanding of both contemporary children's culture and the television industry. Contributors include: Daniel R. Anderson, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Henry Jenkins, Mark Langer, Vicki Mayer, Susan Murray, Heather Hendershot, Norma Pecora, Kevin S. Sandler, Ellen Seiter, Linda Simensky, and Mimi Swartz.

Doug Pratt's DVD

Doug Pratt's DVD

Author: Douglas Pratt

Publisher: UNET 2 Corporation

ISBN: 9781932916010

Category: Performing Arts

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Doug Pratt is the leading reviewer of DVDs, a contributor to Rolling Stone, and editor and publisher of The DVD-Laserdisc Newsletter. Choice says, "Pratt's writing is amusing, comprehensive and informative." Rolling Stone calls this two-volume set, "the gold standard on all things DVD." The set is unique in giving space to non-feature-film DVDs, the fastest growing area of the market. Not just a reference book, it's also good reading.

TV (The Book)

TV (The Book)

Author: Alan Sepinwall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455588206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (THE BOOK) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!

Hambone

Hambone

Author: Michael L. Wilson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456854054

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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A quaint, rendition of a classic, children’s tale about a mother sow, her three, little piglets and, of course, one big, bad wolf. Think, maybe, you’ve read this story before? Well, think again! Set in the warm climate of the desert southwest, this remarkable journey unfolds when the three piglets, after growing to become legitimate, young adults, decide they must leave home and begin productive lives of their own. Choosing separate paths, each pig faces the unremorseful challenges and the demanding conditions of civilized, everyday living. Depending on individual choices, sometimes the difficulties of life, can be remedied, resolved, or simply avoided altogether. But, sometimes life can become just a little too difficult to manage; especially when there’s a big, bad wolf involved! Follow the three, little pigs through this amazing rollercoaster of a ride, filled with horror, drama and suspense, with a twist and a turn on just about every corner.